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Time to come together.

Time to change things for the better.

Time to put an end to sexual harassment.

Sexual harassment isn’t something that used to happen, or that’s happening somewhere else. It’s happening right now, in the UK advertising and marketing industry and it must be stopped.

It is with this sentiment at its core, The Advertising Association, NABS and WACL, backed by the DMA, IPA and ISBA, have published the timeTo report on sexual harassment in the UK advertising and marketing industry.

In direct response to the report’s findings, which were based on a comprehensive survey of over 3,500 industry insiders, the cross industry advisory group is launching the timeTo Code aimed at accelerating positive behaviour change in the industry.

Written for every member of the advertising and marketing industry and the companies they work for, the timeTo code provides guidance for employers and employees on how to address and ultimately eradicate sexual harassment in the workplace.

Stephen Woodford, CEO, Advertising Association, said: “It is clear that sexual harassment is a continuing blight with significant emotional and professional impact on the people in advertising. We should all strive for rapid and permanent change to make our industry a place where everyone can thrive without fear of sexual harassment.”

Building on the global #MeToo and #TimesUp movements, timeTo lives in the hope that by taking action together, the industry will be in a better place to make positive change to stamp out sexual harassment for good.

The DMA are proud to support this new code – with an invested interest in helping the campaign achieve its goals, working to change the future.

Chris Combemale, CEO of the DMA Group, said: “The DMA has supported this campaign from its outset, which is why I’m pleased to announce that the timeTo Code has already been unanimously supported by the DMA Board and will be adopted across the business. We should all take the issues highlighted by the research very seriously and work together to ensure that our industry cultivates the culture that everyone working within it deserves.”

If you or someone you know needs someone to talk to, contact NABS who can offer free, confidential advice, guidance and support on 0800 707 6607 or support@nabs.org.uk

Please visit http://timeto.org.uk for more information.

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